So this is the laptop that I use, to make all of these great posts. My wife bought this laptop with her student loan, maybe in 2008 or 2009. It has lasted us for longer than it should have. Just like her 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, it made several trips from Yuma, Arizona to Helena, Montana – and back, but it finally died on us, earlier this year. Now I’m driving a 2008 Chevy Uplander, we were suppose to buy a second car with this year’s tax refund but we didn’t have enough to get a second reliable car. Not that the van is that reliable as the gas gauge already needs repair and the back latch door needs to be fixed, as it doesn’t stay open anymore.
The laptop has its own problems as well. The battery is all but dead, we have to keep it plugged in, whenever we want it to use it. I keep writing ‘we’ but my wife gave up on it and refuses to use it now. Recently, the track pad started not working, and I like to use the keyboard, whenever possible, but sometimes, one needs the cursor and that sweet sweet right clicking option. Which leads us to this post. Now the right click doesn’t work, I read that buying a mouse will fix that. I’m hoping to be able to buy a cheap mouse at Hastings, next time I’m there but the laptop may die before I get that chance.
Before the trackpad started giving up, the monitor doesn’t work, every time. I’m in the process of constantly pushing it backwards and forwards, as well as trying to put it against the bottom frame. This that doesn’t work, a rotating it back and forth will jiggle it to work again. The monitor not constantly working, was my wife’s last straw. Now she just uses her iPad for everything.
So I have 372 drafted posts, so you dear reader, shouldn’t see a lack of output for quite some time but it is getting harder to write on a machine that doesn’t want to work.
I’m not saying that in 372 days, I’ll quit the blog but it is a concern to me – if I can’t write successfully.
My wife has told me not to expect a new laptop for Christmas or my birthday, in January – so I’m not sure what my next step is going to be.
I keep thinking about it and hoping this posts makes it so that I can clear my head of the subject.
I did buy a mouse and it seems, for now, to have given the laptop new life. So that is a relief!